Deposit return cheque held up in post - how long do I wait?

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  • Deposit return cheque held up in post - how long do I wait?

    I left a rented property on 6th September and return of deposit was agreed. Due to the postal strikes I still have not received the cheque returning my deposit. My ex-landlord has already cancelled one cheque and sent another but this second one has also not arrived. It is now nearing 2 months since I left the property.
    How long can I reasonably be expected to wait for the cheque before I request the ex-landlord transfers the deposit to my account by bank transfer? I understand this is asking them to go into a branch and make the transfer and that the postal strike is not his fault, however after 2 months I do need the money back.
    Thanks for any advice

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    BACS payment is always preferrable to cheque. Why wait? L can pay you by BACS via telephone'internet banking, without need to visit a bank branch.
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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